Adidas already has the lightest footwear in football and soccer. Now, they’re taking that same title for basketball, too, with the adiZero Crazy Light.
How lightweight are the kicks? Well, crazy light, as the name enthuses, tipping the scales at only 9.8 ounces — a 15% reduction over its closest competition. Despite the feathery frame, it’s commissioned for performance, too, and will likely appear on the feet of some of your favorite NBA stars come this year’s playoff season.
The Adidas adiZero Crazy Light features a SprintWeb upper (which helps with the weight reduction, while foisting a secure fit), a Torsion System midsole and the signature three stripes logo emblazoned around the ankles. First player to get his own colorway will be the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose, who will have his name emblazoned on the lateral heel of the Black/Red/White, hi-top version.
According to Rose, he expects the shoes to help him run the court faster during their playoff run, so I guess they’ve designed it to facilitate better footwork and movement on court. Adidas claims they’ve been working on the ultra-lightweight model for the last two years.